Stanislaus Literacy Center needs reading tutors

October 17, 2013 

— Stanislaus Literacy Center has 46 adults who have requested help with reading and need a volunteer literacy tutor.

Tutors are asked to meet for a minimum of 90 minutes, twice a week, in a public location.

The times and days will depend on the schedule of the volunteer, who will be matched with a student with similar availability.

The students waiting for a tutor need this help to build a foundation for their future. For example, a 37–year-old woman needs to improve her reading to help her be successful at Modesto Junior College. She moved a lot during elementary school and never felt comfortable with her reading. She completed high school and started a family. Now that her children are older, she has enrolled at MJC in hopes of having a career, but she struggles with reading comprehension and pronunciation.

The next new tutor orientation and training sessions are Nov. 6 and Nov. 9. Both are offered at LearningQuest, 1032 11th St., Modesto.

The orientation is Nov. 6 from 6:30 to 7:30 p.m. and the training Nov. 9 is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

There is a $10 cost for training materials.

To sign up, call (209) 558-4505.

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